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Gang Member Sentenced to 90 Years for Robbery (Bryan, TX): A Brazos County jury sentenced Erric Portis to 90 years in prison today after convicting him of two counts of Aggravated Robbery stemming from a 2013 robbery of Commerce National Bank in Bryan.
Source: KAGS News    Date: April 16, 2015

Authorities Acknowledge US Street Gangs are Foot Soldiers for Transnational Criminal Groups (Texas): A recent statement released by the federal government acknowledged that street gangs in the U.S. work as hired foot soldiers for Mexican and Central American transnational criminal organizations. The revelation was made by U.S. law enforcement after a massive national raid that netted 976 gang members and associates.
Source: Breitbart    Date: April 11, 2015

Gang member gets 20 years in after-hours club murder (Fort Worth, TX): A gang member accused of fatally shooting a 32-year-old man at an after-hours club in August pleaded guilty to murder Friday in exchange for a 20-year prison sentence.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 10, 2015

Cooperation between departments aids in stopping gang activity (Lubbock, TX): Cooperation between law forces has been the key in combating organized crime in Lubbock. When the Lubbock Police Department worked with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigators, along with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety during Project Wildfire,more arrests were made in Lubbock during the six-week sting than in any other city.
Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal    Date: April 9, 2015

Nearly 5,000 MS-13 Gang Members Arrested by ICE over Past 5 Years (Texas): Nearly 5,000 members of the hyper-violent MS-13 gang have been arrested in the United States since 2005 according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) statement released on Wednesday. The arrest occurred as part of “Operation Community Shield” which paired Homeland Security agents with other federal law agencies, state county and even city police targeting gang members.
Source: Breitbart    Date: April 9, 2015

Gang member charged with Lewisville father's murder (Lewisville, TX): Police say a documented Crips gang member has turned himself in for the shooting death of a father in Lewisville.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: April 8, 2015

Dozens arrested in Houston area in crackdown on gang-related crime (Houston, TX): Dozens of suspected gang members were arrested in recent weeks in Harris and Montgomery counties as part of a nationwide surge by federal and local law enforcement officers who fanned across the U.S. targeting gang activity.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 8, 2015

MCSO: 24 arrests in Montgomery County linked to nationwide gangs investigation (Montgomery County, TX): Police recently made 24 arrests and cleared 43 warrants in Montgomery County as part of a joint investigation with state and federal authorities on gang intelligence.
Source: Your Houston News    Date: April 8, 2015

Rio Grande Valley Agents Apprehend Gang Member & Man Arrested for Sex Crime (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector apprehended a member of the 18th Street gang and a man arrested for a sex crime in separate events Easter morning. Both men were attempting to illegally enter the United States.
Source:    Date: April 7, 2015

Border Patrol Agents Arrests 18th Street Gang Member (Harlingen, TX): A gang member caught by Border Patrol agents stationed in Harlingen is being processed by authorities in Brownsville. He was caught entering the country illegally over the weekend.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: April 6, 2015

The MS13 gang … 13 things to know (Stafford, TX): The MS13 increasingly poses a threat in Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, which points to at least five violent attacks by the gang in the past two years.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 6, 2015

Fatal gang shooting, involves Duncanville student (Lancaster, TX): A shooting and death recently in Lancaster ended up crossing city lines when one of the suspects from the shooting was identified as a Duncanville High School student and a member of the Go Live Mafia Boys street gang.
Source: Focus Daily News    Date: April 6, 2015

These are the gangs in West Texas (Texas): It’s no surprise that West Texas, sharing a border with Mexico and its cartels, is full of gang activity. West Texas - from El Paso to San Angelo - is home to the following criminal groups, according to a 2014 Department of Public Safety assessment:
Source: Midland Reporter-Telegram    Date: April 3, 2015

Police arrest 18 in crackdown at Pleasant Grove intersection (Dallas, TX): After yet another shooting near his business last week, Adams Food Mart manager Eddie Bataineh said he is fed up with gang activity that has plagued the corner of Bruton Road and St. Augustine Drive.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: April 3, 2015

LPD arrests 6th suspect in series of gang-related incidents following chase, wreck (Lufkin, TX): Lufkin Police officers arrested a sixth suspect in a series of alleged run-ins between members of the Savages and the East Side Gang, two rival gangs, Wednesday after he allegedly led LPD officers on a car chase, caused an accident, and then fled on foot to avoid getting arrested.
Source: KTRE 9 News    Date: April 2, 2015

32 gang-related arrests made in Houston 'safety zone' (Houston, TX): Thirty-two suspected gang members have been arrested as part of a multi-agency crackdown in the city's so-called "safety zone."
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 2, 2015

Gang member gets life without parole in Arlington double murder (Fort Worth, TX): An Arlington gang member and drug dealer was sentenced to life without parole Thursday for killing a man who he said disrespected him and a woman who witnessed the shooting.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: April 2, 2015

Officials: Little gang activity here (Mount Pleasant, TX): Titus County is not one of the counties that will be served by a new North Texas Anti-Gang Center, announced this week by Gov. Gregg Abbott to receive $1.2 million in state funding. But local and county law enforcement officials say they don’t see evidence of a gang culture here.
Source: The Daily Tribune    Date: April 1, 2015

Border Patrol agents find missing child, arrest gang member (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector located a missing child and arrested a gang member along with two other people suspected of human smuggling in three separate incidents.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News    Date: April 1, 2015

Border Patrol agents arrest gang member; man with sex-assault history (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested a man with ties to the 18th Street gang and a convicted felon in the last 48 hours.
Source: Alice Echo-News Journal    Date: March 31, 2015

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